How an unexpected collaboration led Utah to amend its discriminatory triage plan | TheHill

The disability community has a history of contention with the government over enforcing federal antidiscrimination mandates.  Clashes have often erupted between the parties. In 1977, disabled activists occupied the San Francisco Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building for 28 days to protest the delay in enacting regulations to help implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (the …

#Vaxxed, reviewed: What happened outside of the movie. – Violent metaphors | Circa June 13, 2016

This is part II of our series on the movie “Vaxxed”, which Colin, my sister Julie, and I saw in Kansas City on June 11. In part I, Colin focused on some of the factual inaccuracies of the movie. He talked about how a person attending the movie would have walked away with an extremely distorted …

#Vaxxed, reviewed: What happened inside the movie – Violent metaphors | Circa June 13, 2016

by Jennifer Raff Jennifer and I saw Vaxxed in Kansas City on June 11, along with her sister Julie. We have a lot of observations and thoughts about the movie, so we’ll probably be doing several articles discussing the film itself, the audience’s reaction to it, the protestors, our responses, and a lot more. Jenny’s …

SparkShorts Spotlight: LGBTQ Visibility in ‘Out’ and the Program’s Drive for Diverse Stories | Animation Magazine

These articles originally ran in the August ’20 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 302) Last May, writer/director Steven Clay Hunter’s SparkShorts film Out received a lot of attention when it debuted on Disney+. The charming short centers on a young gay man who decides to come out to his parents after his mind is magically swapped with …

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE Autism Charity Event Available Through Sunday

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine's first feature film, Rainbow Sun Productions has gathered over 40 talented performers from stage and screen to create an exclusive unique digital event, all benefiting The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. This special presentation features appearances by …

Senate COVID-19 Relief Proposal Overlooks Disability Community, Advocates Say – Disability Scoop

As negotiations begin in earnest on Capitol Hill for another coronavirus relief bill, advocates are warning that the needs of people with disabilities are on the verge of being ignored again. U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled their $1 trillion proposal this week to address the ongoing pandemic. The legislation, known as the HEALS Act, calls for …